Cypripedium dickinsonianum Hágsater 1984 SECTION Irapeana

Photo by © Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

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Common Name Dickinson's Cypripedium [American Orchid Enthusiast and Collector in Mexico current]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in southern Chiapas state of Mexico and Guatemala in coniferous forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with pilose, elongate stems carrying plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, successively single to six flowered inflorecence with foliaceous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (Méx .) 9(2) 193 MAYO Castaño, Hágsater & E.Aguirre 1984 drawing/photo fide; An Introdution to the orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photos fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 11 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Orquldea (Méx.) 13(1-3): 205-214. Cribb & Soto 1993 drawing/photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020